People in Business: Bruce Dixon named chief executive officer of the Tech Foundry

Springfield – The Tech Foundry, a nonprofit whose mission it is to support the region’s growing need for a qualified technology workforce and elevate underrepresented groups into sustainable careers in information technology, has named Bruce Dixon as their new chief executive officer. Dixon will work alongside an 11-member board, lead a five-member staff, and drive strategic business partnerships and curriculum development to propel the already thriving organization forward.

Founded in 2014, the Tech Foundry has offered internships, networking opportunities and instruction to traditionally low-income, underserved populations, preparing graduates for entry-level IT workforce in the Pioneer Valley. These programs are offered free of charge to participants through generous donations from area businesses and members of the local community.

Dixon previously served as the chief executive officer of the Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program, a social venture that inspires and prepares underrepresented students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It’s this

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55 Higher Education Organizations Condemn Trump’s Executive Order on Diversity Training


On Thursday, the American Council on Education and 54 other higher education associations signed a letter condemning President Donald J. Trump’s Sept. 22 executive order prohibiting diversity training for all federal contractors and grant recipients, including colleges and universities.

Signers of the letter include the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Common App, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Phi Beta Kappa Society and others.

President Donald J. Trump

The executive order seeks to ban training materials “rooted in the pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country; that some people, simply on account of their race or sex, are oppressors.”

The letter accuses the president of causing “concern, confusion, and uncertainty for federal contractors and grant recipients across the country” because of the executive order’s “timing, content, and discordant tone.” It also argues that the prohibition goes against

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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education Launches New Suite of Live-Online Programs for Executives

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education recently launched a new suite of live-online distance learning programs in response to the disruption of business continuity resulting from COVID-19. These programs are designed to help leaders upskill and meet today’s business challenges and remote learning challenges. Chicago Booth also transitioned many high-demand in-person open enrollment programs to a live-online format this fall.

Chicago Booth’s live-online executive education programs provide multiple benefits, which include …

  • Delivered in a synchronous format where you’ll learn from faculty, industry leaders, and peers in an interactive, high-impact virtual environment
  • Often blend of live virtual and offline activities and readings to deepen one’s understanding of course content
  • Virtual networking opportunities to grow professional networks, as well as the ability to join Chicago Booth Executive Education private LinkedIn group upon program completion

The suite of new programs includes High-Stakes Decisions: Manage Risk

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The China Business School E20 Alliance Established, Launching A New Era Of Executive Education

The China E20 Alliance was founded by China’s 14 leading universities to promote the development and integration of the country’s executive education industry, share best practices, drive innovation and enhance the value of organizations and people. In assisting Chinese entrepreneurs in their growth and evolution, the alliance seeks to create a new era in Chinese executive education.

Zou Yufeng, the newly elected chairman of the China E20 Alliance, said, “As an executive education exchange platform for the Double First-Class schools, the China E20 Alliance seeks to cultivate a new generation of entrepreneurs. As the first leading business school to offer management education, Renmin University of China Business School’s objective is to enhance Chinese management and cultivate global leaders, to bring in a new generation of Chinese entrepreneurs and enterprises.”

As China’s economy continues to grow, the notion of “dual circulation” development or the concurrent development of the national and

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Prodigy Education adds key players to executive team to propel the company’s extraordinary growth in 2020

– Three new c-suite leaders are the cornerstones for Prodigy’s ambitious 2021 expansion plans based on its five-year ambition to become the world’s leading education platform –

TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Prodigy Education, a market-leading educational technology company, recently appointed Kulsum Qasim as Chief Marketing Officer, John Stetic as Chief Product Officer, and Jean-Luc Dery as Chief Technology Officer. This strategic investment in leadership will allow Prodigy to accelerate its growth at this pivotal moment for educational technology.

“I’m thrilled at the opportunity to level-up our executive team and organization from a startup to a world-class software company,” said Rohan Mahimker on behalf of himself and co-CEO Alex Peters. “We’re looking to grow from 350 employees to thousands in the next five years and Kulsum, John and Jean-Luc all bring strong experience to help take us there. Their innovation and focus will help us inspire a

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